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Many Blacks Fear Obama’s Asssassanation February 22, 2008

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Many Blacks Fear for Obama’s Safety – TIME
For many older blacks, the barometer for gauging hopes and fears is the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

But concern about Obama’s safety transcends racial lines. He has white supporters who see him as an inspiring, youthful advocate of change in the mold of Robert F. Kennedy, and they are mindful of Kennedy’s assassination just two months after King’s.

Pam Hart, the principal of a multiracial elementary school in the Philadelphia suburb of Cheltenham, said she is struck by the contrast between some of the black students there, innocently excited about Obama’s candidacy, and the more anxious perspective of older people who lived through the violence of the 1960s.

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1. chrisy58 - February 22, 2008

I would encourage those who believe in God to pray for his safety. He is not my first choice, but I have prayed a rosary or two for him. I can understand why there is a concern. I would like to think that it wouldn’t happen in 2008. But I do understand why people would be concerned.


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